I’m all about running fast, going on adventures, building cool stuff, and flexing creativity. I grew up in a small town and found my love for endurance running halfway through high school. Since then I have been tearing up the streets, trails, and mountains for the pure love of running.
Ran in two mountain races, and once again for the USA Team! But most importantly, I hit a one minute PR in the half marathon in Duluth Minnesota (1:03:37), and was able to qualify for the Olympic Marathon Trials in 2020!
Got back to the trails and made another mountain team! Also got back on the marathon circuit as I ran Austin Marathon and a few other key races for a pretty awesome 2018 season!
Not much to report on this, except I am about five months post broken foot and surgery, and recovery is going well. Slowly but sure putting miles in on the bike, the trails, and the road. Getting ready for some big stuff, stay tuned!
Olympic Marathon Trials
Racing against the nation’s best marathoners at 10 am in Los Angeles is never going to end well, but I finished the race!
USATF Mountain Championships
I climbed some of New Hampshire’s steepest mountains to finish 5th overall and make the U.S.A World Mountain Running Team.
World Mountain Championships
We battled over a couple dozen nations in the Bulgarian Mountains to be crowned World Team Mountain Running Champions for the first time ever in US History! My teammate and friend Joe Gray also won overall for the team as well.
Austin Half Marathon Champion
I took home the overall win at the Austin Half Marathon winning in a time of 1:07 through Austin’s steep hills.
First Trail Race
The Rogue 30k trail race at Reveille Peake through the beautiful Texas Hill Country would help push me into an entire scene I did not know existed. The Mountain – Ultra – Trail world.
It took me ten different tries, at races all across America. But on a rainy day in June, I raced at Grandma’s Half Marathon and ran 1:04:36 to qualify for the Olympic Marathon Trials in Los Angeles.
Texas Ten Mile Champ
Rain, humidity, and hills didn’t stop me from smashing the course record at the Run For The Water 10 Mile race and setting a new personal best of 49:07.
San Antonio Marathon Champion
There is nothing quite like winning your first marathon on your home court. This hot Texas day proved nothing but a war on myself and the other racers as we ran 26.2 miles through the streets of San Antonio.
NCAA DII All-American
My senior year of Cross Country I qualified for DII nationals and headed out to Pennsylvania to run in some snow. I was able to successfully place in the top 20 to be crowned an All-American. Equally as impressive as that, I somehow graduated from college a short time later.
State Champs – Repeat
They say you have to do something twice to be considered good at it. Well luckily for one of the greatest high school programs the last 15 years, we backed up what we did the previous year, and won state. I will never take off my letter jacket.
Cross Country State Champs
We didn’t call it the ‘Devastation Tour’ for nothing. We crushed everyone we raced, and walked out of State as Champions and brought Boerne High School it’s first state championship trophy in any sport.